Uddevalla might not bet the sexiest placed to come from if you play extreme metal but REVENGE PREVAILS are here to change that. C2016 Anders Ekdahl
As I am not at all familiar with your band perhaps you could introduce it?
-We are Revenge Prevails from Uddevalla, sweden. We play blackened death metal and with current lineup since 2013. The band was first formed by The Sultan (vocals, guitar) in 2008. We have release one demo, Black Void Injection, and one full length album, Dark Trembling Solace.
How hard was it for you guys to pick a name? What had that name have to have to fit your music?
-The name was taken when drawing the logo, and taken in haste, it just kinda looked and sounded good at the time. It no longer really takes part in our music, atleast intenionally. It was just a name that we kinda grew into, and it is how we present ourselves now, the Revenge Prevails cult.
What band(s) was it that turned you on to the kind of metal you play? What inspires you today?
-Too many to be mentioned really, we come from a wide musical background when it comes to bands. Some common grounds are Behemoth, Hate, Rotting Christ, Septicflesh, Tribulation, and so forth. When it comes to other inspirations it’s mostly personal events and opinions. We try not get too repetative when it comes to themes, both music and lyrics.
What is the advantages/disadvantages of cd verses vinyl these days of internet promotion?
-The physical part, the cd’s and the posters and stuff, gets more luxurious to us. It feels like bands really have to make an effort to make those things really valuable, not just a cd but digipacks, booklets, artwork, bonus material. When it comes to us making our album, it’s not just about the music, but also everything around it, we can get really personal with the artwork, lyrics, layouts, and hopefully the listeners/readers will get a deeper and more atmospherical experience from it.
Is digital killing the album format?
-It’s up to the musicians really, some songs are not really fit for ”an album” and can be considered more standalone pieces, while some groups of song really match together and can form an album. When it comes to distribution it’s so much easier to spread and to make it accesible to anyone, then it’s up to the listener if they feel like they’re missing out when they don’t have the physical copy.
What part does art work and lay out play? Any message that you want to bring forth with it?
-It’s another way for us to express ourselves creativly as a band, the artwork and the colors matter alot. We try to make an atmosphere that blends the physical and the musical together, where one is an extension of the other.
Is it a whole different way to promote a cd today with all these social media channels? Or do you go about doing promotion the same way? Playing live and word of mouth.
-Social media has kinda been the only promotion we’ve had so it’s not different to us really. We feel like it has alot more impact on our promotion than word of mouth ever could, it has made it possible to reach people all over the world.
Do you feel like you are a part of a scene, locally, nationally and internationally?
-Definitely international, even though we’re still a small band our fanbase reaches across the world, more so than locally.
How much of a touring band are you? Is touring/gigging still a great way of spreading the word of the band?
-Touring is probably more the goal that we hope to achieve by trying to spread the word, we’re not currently very active with live gigs. Many arrangers want bands to be established with a large fanbase, and while that’s hard to get if you don’t get to play live allot, social media offers a very good platform.
What will the future bring?
-Hopefully more Revenge Prevails everywhere, we’re planning on releasing another album next year and with it alot of cool stuff.